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Army restore several sites in Jobar area

PROVINCES,(ST)_Units of armed forces have restored stability and security to four sites in Jobar area in Damascus countryside after killing most of the terrorists there.

The sites are: Parliament square, cultural center, police headquarter, and municipality building- SANA said.

Besides, the armed forces clashed today (Saturday) with terrorists groups in other alleys in Jobar area and dismantled several explosive devices planted by the terrorists near schools there.

On the other hand, the armed forces bombarded hideouts of terrorists in Adra area (in Damascus countryside, and in different areas in countryside of Homs and Idleb).

Terrorists' weapons and vehicles were also destroyed in the said areas, according to SANA.

It was also reported that two terrorists were killed in clashes broke out between armed forces and the armed terrorist groups which tried to attack an oil pipeline in east Mahin town in Homs countryside.

Elsewhere, the armed forces shelled yesterday a series of terrorists' cars on Hassaka-Der Ezzour highway and eliminated many al-Nusra Front-linked terrorists in al-Hwiqa district in Der Ezzour city.

The terrorist groups, who commit criminal acts against citizens and destroy the country's infrastructure, are supported by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, Britain, and the US. 


Terrorists' mortars target church and school in Aleppo

PROVINCES,(ST)_The terrorist groups fired on Friday several mortar rounds on citizens' homes and shrines in a populated area in Aleppo city causing causalities and material damages.

As official source told SANA that amortar round landed near the Syriac Orthodox Church leaving material damages in the surrounding area. No one was hurt. 

Another mortar round landed on 'al-Maari' school in a-Slemaneya area causing damages.

In the same province (Aleppo), the armed forces clashed with al-Nusra Front-affiliated terrorists and killed most of them. They also seized their weapons in Khan Toman area.

Meanwhile, fierce clashes broke out between the armed forces and terrorists from al-Nusra Front inTal Brak area and Em al-Kher town in Hassaka province. A lot of terrorists were killed and weapons were confiscated.

The armed forces also clashed with terrorists in Jobar, al-Madameya, and Darayya areas in Damascus countryside. Most of the terrorists were eliminated.

On the other hand, the armed forces shelled terrorists' hideouts in countryside of Damascus, Homs and Idleb.

The terrorist groups, who commit criminal acts against citizens and destroy the country's infrastructure, are being supported by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, Britain, and the US. 


Al--Assad Congratulates Xi Jinping

DAMASCUS, ST)- President Bashar al-Assad on Friday sent a cable of congratulation to President Xi Jinping of China on the occasion of his election as the new President.

President al-Assad expressed best  wishes to the newly-elected President of China hoping  he will attain success and luck as regards shouldering sublime responsibilities  in order to accomplish  progress and prosperity for the friendly people of China.

President al-Assad voiced his confidence in continuing consolidation of bilateral cooperation ties between  Syria and China and working together in the interest of the Syrian and Chinese people.


Self-discipline won't last forever,says Foreign Ministry


DAMASCUS,(ST)-In a cable sent to the Lebanese Foreign Ministry, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has underscored that over the past 36 hours a large number of armed terrorist groups infiltrated into Syrian lands coming from Lebanon  via the crossings of Mathoumeh,Ain al-Shaara,Jousiya and qrayat in Tal Kalakh countryside.

"The borders guard clashed with them inside Syria and the clashes continue so far causing dead and wounded of these groups where they evacuated inside Lebanon, "added the ministry.

The ministry made it clear that these terrorist groups still gathering inside Lebanon where our forces are observing them thoroughly .Our forces are keeping ultimate self-disciplinary  concerning non-targeting them. Hopefully the competent Lebanese sides will exert efforts to control borders with Syria  in the benefit of the two countries ,to protect innocents and non-escalation which these terrorist groups aim at.

"Syria expect Lebanon won't allow those groups to utilize from borders as they target the security of the Syrian people ,breaching Syria's sovereignty  and exploiting the good –neighborly between the two brotherly countries, "underlined the ministry.

The ministry  pointed out that the flow of gunmen and arms remarkably commenced in (12-3-2013)from Lebanon to Syria  at al-Quseir and Jousya districts until now rather than the apparent logistic support from the Lebanese lands and conveying dead and wounded of the armed gangs through ambulances into Lebanon.

"Syrian Arab armed Forces still in a self-discipline state concerning non-targeting armed groupings inside Lebanon but this will not last forever, 'stressed  the ministry.


Country's sovereignty a basis for dialogue, says Haidar

LATTAKIA ,(ST)_No one is excluded from participation in the political solution on the condition that he/she believes in halting violence, rejects foreign meddling, and considers country's sovereignty as a basis for national dialogue, National Reconciliation Minister said.

In a symposium held in Tishreen University in Lattakia province, Ali Haidar said: "The real political process is based on the political plan for resolving the crisis in Syria because it sees the Syrian people as authority and reference."

He underscored that Syria would achieve victory and the solution to the crisis would be Syrian and in the homeland.

"Since the foundation of the Zionist entity in the region in 1948, Syria has faced conspiracy due to its geographical position and its rejection for recognizing the entity," the minister said, citing sacrifices being offered by the Syrian Arab Army to restore stability and security all over the country.


Competent authorities regain control over hotels in Palmyra

PROVINCES,(ST)_An official source at Homs province categorically denies reports on the terrorists groups' entrance to Homs citadel.

The source told SANA that the reports are 'groundless' and aims at buoying up the spirits of terrorist groups who are being pursued by the armed forces.

It added that three mortar rounds landed in central prison in Homs city causing material damages.

In the same province, competent authorities arrested a terrorist, who was driving a booby-trapped car near a military checkpoint.  

Meanwhile, competent authorities regained control over series of hotels in Palmyra including Dedeman, Semiramis,andHaroon  and al-Roken al-Badawi restaurant which the terrorists burgled and used as hideouts to plot for perpetrating crimes against citizens.

"The competent authorities killed most of the terrorists who caused serious damages in tourist places," a source told SANA, adding that engineering units dismantled several explosive devices planted by the terrorists in these places.

Elsewhere, the armed forces frustrated an attempt to blast a booby-trapped tractor carrying 2000 kg of explosives before it arrived in youths camp in Idleb countryside.

They also killed a lot of terrorists in the same province and in Damascus countryside.

Terrorists kill each other

Several terrorists' hideouts in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Hajera ,Qarra, and Yabrod areas in Damascus countryside are reported shelled by the armed forces.

In a separate development, 12 terrorists were killed in Serjeh town in Idleb countryside during a row broken out between terrorist groups over sharing loots. 

Another fighting was broken out between terrorist groups in a hideout in Lattakia countryside over loots. Most of the terrorist were killed and the hideout completely destroyed, according to SANA.

However, Aleppo city saw a march in support for the Syrian Arab Army.

Locals of al-Slimaneya and al-Midan in the city (Aleppo) have highly appreciated the army's sacrifices being offered to restore stability and security across Syria.

The Syrian armed forces are fighting the foreign-backed terrorist groups in several provinces to restore stability and security to the country.

Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, Britain, and the US support, fund and train the terrorist groups, who perpetrate criminal acts against citizens all over Syria and destroy its infrastructure.


Al-Assad Congratulates Pope Francis

DAMASCUS,(ST)-President Bashar Al-Assad sent today(Thursday)a congratulatory cable to Pontiff Francis on his election as pope of the Vatican.

President Al-Assad expressed cordial  congratulation wishing him a success as regards shouldering sublime responsibilities .

Al-Assad underscored the Vatican substantial role in consolidating human ties and spreading amity and cooperation amongst the globe's peoples.